I turn sentences around. That's my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it
around. Then I look at it and I turn it around again. Then I have lunch. Then
I come back in and write another sentence. Then I have tea and turn the new
sentence around. Then I read the two sentences over and turn them both around.
Then I lie down on my sofa and think. Then I get up and throw them out and
start from the beginning. -- Philip Roth